YouthReach South is a specialist mental health service for marginalised and at-risk young people aged 13 - 24 years in the South Metropolitan Region, with serious mental health problems and with significant barriers to accessing mainstream mental health services. The service is managed through the North Metropolitan Area Mental Health Service and forms part of the Youth Directorate, along with Youthlink and Youth Axis.
- Assessment- Education and training- Assertive Case Management- Mental health counselling and therapy- Aboriginal Mental Health Officer available- Outreach services available where appropriate- Consultation for workers and agencies providing servies to at-risk young people- Collaboration with other agencies in community development activities relevant to the needs of at-risk young people
At-risk and marginalised young people (aged 13-24) in South Metro region with significant mental health problems and who are experiencing significant barriers to accessing "mainstream" mental health services. Such barriers typically include homelessness and transience, limited support networks, cultural barriers including Aboriginal and Torres Strain Islander identity and marginalisation due to diverse sexuality and gender.
YouthReach South Triage is integrated with Youthlink and Youth Axis.
For referral criteria or to request a copy of the referral form, please call the Triage officer on 1300 362 569 (Monday - Friday / 8:30am - 4:30pm).
Referral critera includes the young person must be 13 - 24 years, experiencing significant mental health problems, unable to access mainstream government or non-government mental health services, lives with in the south metro area, has agreed to the referral and is willing to engage in counselling.